The Daily Collegian reports that Maurice Evans, Abe Koroma, and Andrew Quarless have been suspended for Saturday’s game against Oregon State. Meanwhile, Willie Harriott has been removed from the team for a violation of team rules. However, A J Wallace, who was apparently not an alleged participant in Tuesday’s small quantity of marijuana party, will play on Saturday.
So, you have two defensive starters and one key special teams player out of the mix for Saturday.
The Official Turkey Poop Prediction now must change to Oregon State 41, Penn State 31.
No charges have yet been filed against the participants in Tuesday’s party which had to be broken up with police intervention, but participation in it was enough of an offense to get the three suspended. This Turkey’s guess is that, unless they are cited for some offense, they will be reinstated before the Big Ten opener with Illinois.
The police have sent the evidence to a lab for analysis, which could take a week or more.
These guys are dumbasses. With all the adverse publicity the program suffered because of the Outside the Lines feature about Penn State’s discipline issues and off-field incidents, one would believe that the coaching staff would have impressed upon players the need to keep their snoots clean so as not to validate the contention that Joe Paterno is losing his grips on the program, among others. Apparently, they’re too stupid, undisciplined, and short-term self-interested to understand the significants to crap like this to the program. It doesn’t matter whether the knock on Joe is a potshot by the sports media, either.
Once again, we have to believe that there has been a leadership breakdown. Neither the coaches nor the two co-captains on defense, Sean Lee and Anthony Scirrotto, apparently have not been able to convince Evans and Koroma to behave. Draw your own conclusions there.
Harriott was involved in an underage drinking episode with Quarless last year. The current scuttlebutt is that he got nailed for DUI this time around.